BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A former officer with the Northwest Police Department was the victim of an armed robbery in November, 2012, but never reported the incident to authorities.
According to the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, three people have been charged in connection to the attempted robbery of Michael Hayes, who is currently being investigated by authorities for crimes relating to the solicitation of a minor.
Officials said the group tried to rob Hayes and ultimately discharged a firearm into the vehicle Hayes was driving.
Kyle Bradley Wolfe was charged with:
Sean Conley was charged with:
Matthew Dillon Vaczy was charged with:
Wolfe and Conley were arrested earlier this month in connection with a prostitution investigation that began in 2012. Police said the investigation involved advertisements on the internet via different social media websites.
The Boiling Spring Lakes police chief requested assistance from the SBI last week with the investigation into Hayes.
Hayes was arrested and charged Wednesday morning with one count of solicitation of a minor for prostitution and one count of filing a false report.
According to arrest reports, Hayes contacted a then 17-year-old girl on a craigslist.com advertisement for a sex act. He then reportedly met the girl in Boiling Spring Lakes and exchanged $60 for the sex act.
He was also charged for making false statements and false reports to a Brunswick County Deputy regarding damage from bullet strikes on his car from the attempted armed robbery incident above.
Hayes resigned from the Northwest Police Department Tuesday.
Richard Kyle Mulligan, 23 of Boiling Springs Lake, was also charged for his participation in prostitution of a minor. Officials say he's also accused of responding to an advertisement for a sex act.
Police said Mulligan, a volunteer firefighter with the Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Department, turned himself into the magistrate's office when he was served with a warrant for arrest Thursday. No other details about his arrested have been released at this time.
Anyone with information that would be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department at (910) 845-2247.
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